Monte Cristo breakfast sandwich

  • If you’re following a keto diet, breakfast can be a challenging meal to plan. Many traditional breakfast foods, such as cereal, toast, and muffins, are high in carbs and not keto-friendly. However, with a little creativity, you can still enjoy a delicious and satisfying breakfast that fits your keto lifestyle.
  • One keto breakfast idea is a Monte Cristo sandwich, a classic dish that’s traditionally made with ham, turkey, and Swiss cheese, and served with powdered sugar and jelly. However, the bread and sugar make it a no-go for keto dieters. To make it keto-friendly, we’ll use low-carb bread, skip the sugar, and add a few keto-friendly twists to create a satisfying and delicious breakfast sandwich.
  • For the bread, you can either use store-bought keto bread or make your own at home. There are plenty of keto bread recipes online that use ingredients like almond flour, coconut flour, and psyllium husk to create a low-carb, high-fiber bread that’s perfect for the keto diet.
  • To make the sandwich, start by whisking together eggs, heavy cream, cinnamon, and vanilla extract to create a French toast-like mixture. Dip the bread slices into the mixture, making sure they’re coated evenly on both sides. Then, cook the bread in butter until golden brown on both sides.
  • Next, layer ham, turkey, and Swiss cheese on one slice of bread, and top with the other slice. Cook the sandwich until the cheese is melted and the meat is heated through. You can serve the sandwich as is, or add a sprinkle of powdered erythritol or drizzle of keto-friendly maple syrup for a touch of sweetness.
  • With this keto Monte Cristo sandwich, you’ll get all the deliciousness of the classic dish, without any of the carbs. It’s a great way to start your day with a satisfying, keto-friendly meal.

Ingredients Monte Cristo breakfast sandwich:

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  • 2 slices of keto bread (you can make your own or use store-bought)
  • 2 slices of ham
  • 2 slices of turkey
  • 2 slices of Swiss cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Powdered erythritol or keto-friendly maple syrup (optional)


  1. Preheat a nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, heavy cream, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.
  3. Dip each slice of keto bread into the egg mixture, making sure it’s coated evenly on both sides.
  4. Melt the butter in the skillet and add the bread slices. Cook until golden brown on both sides, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  5. Remove the bread from the skillet and set aside.
  6. Layer the ham, turkey, and Swiss cheese on one slice of the bread.
  7. Top with the second slice of bread.
  8. Return the sandwich to the skillet and cook until the cheese is melted and the meat is heated through, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  9. Serve the sandwich with powdered erythritol or keto-friendly maple syrup, if desired.

Nutrition Facts:

The nutrition information for this recipe will depend on the specific ingredients you use, but here’s an estimate:

  • Calories: 570
  • Fat: 43g
  • Protein: 34g
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Net Carbs: 5g

Note: The nutrition information does not include any optional toppings like powdered erythritol or keto-friendly maple syrup.

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